River Doon tributary monitoring

With Stuart giving a tour of various barriers and barrier easements across the Irvine catchment to a host of SEPA officials myself and Muir were in the Doon catchment completing electrofishing and invertebrate sampling on a number of tributaries. Muir measuring the catch.   A very chunky trout from the upper Mossdale. I noticed worms reacting to the electric current, perhaps he has been gorging himself on these. Whilst the recent rain and high waters in Ayrshire rivers are great for anglers, it can present a problem when it comes to completing our annual summer juvenile salmonid electrofishing surveys (amongst…

Source: Ayshire River Trust – River Doon tributary monitoring